6 Things to Do with Your Garage Sale Leftovers
When your garage sale is all said and done, you might find yourself with boxes full of leftovers. Now the question comes up of what to do with all those leftovers. Chances are you have had the garage sale so you could clean away clutter, so taking it all back in the house is most likely not an option. Instead, look at these 6 things to do with garage sale leftovers. You will find that putting those garage sale leftovers to good use can be quite simple.
1. Arrange for a thrift store pick up.
One of the easiest ways to get rid of your leftovers is to organize a thrift store pick up. Call a week ahead of your sale and schedule the pick up the afternoon your sale ends, is possible. Most thrift stores will pick your treasures up for free and even give you a receipt for taxes.
2. Donate your items to a local church for their rummage sale.
Find a local church hosting a rummage sale. Chances are they will accept donations from even nonmembers. Donate your items to the church so they can price them and sell them at their sale. The money they make is often used to help members right in your community.
3. Donate children’s items to a local school or daycare.
Take children’s toys, clothing, and books and give them to a local daycare or children’s center. They can always use extras of these items and will no doubt appreciate the donation. Donate to a non-for-profit center, and you will get a receipt for tax purposes.
4. Donate women’s clothing and accessories to a local women’s shelter.
Women’s shelters are always in need of clothing and accessories for women. Donate any gently used clothing items and even shoes and handbags to a local women’s shelter. They will be thrilled to have them, and your donation will no doubt change lives.
5. Take clothing pieces to a local consignment shop.
If your gently used clothing items are name brand, then why not bring them to a local consignment shop? Most shops will either buy outright from you or take items in on consignment. Consigning is a great way to make some cash on your leftovers while getting them out of the house at the same time.
6. Consider selling the remainders via a virtual sale on Facebook.
Take a few photos of what is left and create a group on Facebook to sell your items. Provide pictures and brief descriptions so your friends can shop what is left. Selling on Facebook is a fun way to get rid of what is left while your friends find some items they can’t live without. It is a win/win! Remember that bright photos and an excellent description will sell those items fast.
Don’t haul your garage sale leftovers back into your home. Instead, consider these 6 things to do with garage sale leftovers and see what other options you have.
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